R. Jeffrey Smith

Managing Editor, National Security  The Center for Public Integrity

Smith worked for 25 years in a series of key reporting and editorial roles at The Washington Post, including national investigative editor, national security correspondent, national investigative correspondent, and a foreign staff bureau chief based in Rome. In 2006, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, along with two colleagues at the Post, for articles on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Smith was also a finalist with other Post reporters for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting in 1999 (from Kosovo), and a finalist with others for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2005 (about Abu Ghraib and military prisoner abuse). In his first ten years at the Post, Smith wrote about defense, intelligence and foreign policy matters, including policymaking at the State Department, Pentagon, and White House. He also focused on conflict and terrorism in the Middle East; politics and military affairs in Asia; and arms proliferation. Prior to that, he was a senior writer for the News and Comment section of Science Magazine where he won a National Magazine Award in 1986 for writing about arms control.

Trump may turn U.S. foreign policy and military planning upside down

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A nonpartisan guide to national security and foreign policy issues in the presidential election (part II)

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A nonpartisan guide to national security and foreign policy issues in the presidential election (part I)

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. officials repeatedly failed to heed warnings about the crooks in Afghanistan’s government

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S.-Russian deal to dispose of tons of nuclear weapons fuel is officially torn up by Moscow

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Deadly pathogens repeatedly dispatched by U.S. labs to unsecure sites

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Patrick Malone

The Pentagon has shipped more than a million small arms to Iraq and Afghanistan’s defense forces

By Lauren Chadwick and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear weapons contractors repeatedly stifle whistleblowers, auditors say

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Congress funds problematic weapons the Pentagon does not want

By Lauren Chadwick and R. Jeffrey Smith

A former senior U.S. general again calls for abolishing the nuclear forces he once commanded

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Scientists say nuclear fuel pools around the country pose safety and health risks

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

'The army to set our nation free'

By Julia Harte and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Security: A vital goal but a distant prospect

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A terrorist group’s plot to create a radioactive ‘dirty bomb’

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Big U.S. foreign policy initiatives unlikely this year

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Experts warn that nuclear risks may be increasing

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

India’s nuclear explosive materials are vulnerable to theft, U.S. officials and experts say

By Adrian Levy and R. Jeffrey Smith

Human rights commission in India opens official probe into excessive radiation exposures

By R. Jeffrey Smith

The fuel for a nuclear bomb is in the hands of an unknown black marketeer from Russia, U.S. officials say

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear weapons lab lobbied with federal funds to block competition for lucrative contract

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama steps back from sweeping nuclear security goal

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A nuclear weapons courier threatens his colleagues

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A break-in at a South African nuclear complex alarms Washington and strains relations years later

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

South Africa rebuffs repeated U.S. demands that it relinquish its nuclear explosives

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

The assault on Pelindaba

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Flagship military university hired foreign officers linked to human rights abuses in Latin America

By Julia Harte and R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. efforts to stem 'extreme threat to global security' far from complete

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Who's responsible for the CIA's torture policy?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Senate report says CIA repeatedly misled policymakers about interrogation program

By R. Jeffrey Smith

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